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Making Language Visible

Insight from our writing research guru, Ruslana Westerlund

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Developing Writing - Sentence Level (cont)

Developing Writing Series - a few more strategies for developing the sentence level of speaking and writing

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Developing Writing - Sentence Level

Developing Writing Series Episode 2 - one strategy to consider when focusing on developing the sentence level of speaking and writing

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Developing Writing - Word Level

Developing Writing Series Episode 1 - strategies to develop the word level (vocabulary) of speaking and writing

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Messy Objectives

Focus students on the academic language in your lesson using the Messy Objective strategy

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Webinar - Limiting Beliefs & The Three Principles

View this 1 hour webinar to explore the idea of limiting beliefs for teachers and how the Three Principles can make an immediate impact on your English learner engagement.

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Writing Across Disciplines - The Teaching & Learning Cycle

Listen and watch as well known researcher, Ruslana Westerlund, talks about using a Teaching and Learning Cycle for teaching writing across genre and content areas.

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Writing Across Disciplines - Making Thinking Visible

Ruslana shares more examples of how to making thinking visible to support writing instruction.

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Checklist for a Language Rich Classroom

Kelly reviews her "go to" list of best practices for a language rich classroom.  How does yours measure up?

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Nine tips to welcoming newcomers (who don't speak English) to your class

How can you make a new non-English speaking student feel welcome in your classroom when you can't communicate verbally? Here are our nine proven tips for making an impact that is inviting and productive to the success of your new student.

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Your checklist to orienting immigrant & English learner families

What do you do for your English learner and immigrant families to the orient them to the American school system? How do you help provide them access to the information and support programs they need? Refer to this checklist for 20 great ideas.

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Top 13 things every language-rich classroom should have to start the school year

How can you make your classroom and routines beneficial to new English learners? We've created a resourceful checklist to help you identify simple tasks you can complete to make your classroom more language-rich.

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How to create language objectives

Language objectives are based on the linguistic demands of a content standard. They will help you support access to content instruction.

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Improve academic language with Thinking Verbs

Thinking Verbs is a simple tactic that can be implemented school-wide, grade by grade, to make a lasting impact on your students.

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The Three Dimensions of Math Talk Moves

First we'll evaluate Math Talk Moves from three core dimensions of language development. Then we've provided some conversation prompts to help get started. 

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Seeking a powerful way to impact English learner achievement?

Good family engagement is not really about one-time events. It has more to do with building relationships. That said, sometimes English learner family nights can be good way to help build those relationships......

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